Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout | Brewery Ommegang

Game Of Thrones: Take The Black StoutGame Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout
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Game Of Thrones: Take The Black StoutGame Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first three seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO. Take the Black Stout follows the highly coveted Iron Throne Blonde Ale, which flew off of shelves earlier this year. To satisfy the appetite of Game of Thrones fans, production of Take the Black Stout will more than double the final volumes of Iron Throne Blonde Ale.

Inspired by the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, Take the Black Stout was made to be deep, dark and complex like those who have sworn the oath to defend Westeros against threats from the north. The label depicts the Weirwood tree where Jon Snow recited the oath before joining the Night’s Watch.

In time for the holidays, Take the Black Stout makes for the perfect gift. Shipping to distributors in September 2013, the beer is available in 750 ML bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.

Added by Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,881
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
1,271
Liked:
717
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
11.65%
Alströms:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
312
Trade:
18
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Found a random liquor store by Vine Street Pub in Denver. I bought in part cause I was surprised they still had it a month after the release. Aged it (even though it is just 7%) to rate it for the premier of Game of Thrones tonight. About 7 months in the bottle at this point. Poured into a snifter.

A&S: Explosive cork! Impressive head for an aged beer (given only aged for 7 months) pours over a finger and retains well, leaving some lacing. Unfiltered specks present. Black but not jut black colored beer. Getting more dark fruits than I expected, along with chocolate and bland coffee roast.

T&M: Not very flavorful, but contains the standard chocolate and coffee tones. Has some unique sour tone, but I think they might be a by-product of aging a non-plus 10% beer under less than perfect conditions. Bitter-ish metal-like finish. Pretty unsatisfying mouthfeel. Highly carbonated and lowish body. Crisp and clean not smooth and rich.

Overall: Bought for the gimmick, if there was anymore out there I wouldn't buy again, but by no means regretting my purchase.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this as I enjoyed the 4th season premier of GoT. This ale pours a near black with a tan head and lacing that lasts throughout the pour. The nose is that of sweet belgian yeast, dark roasted coffee, sweet anise liquor, and English toffee. The mouthfeel is smooth but thick. Coats the mouth in a most satisfying way. The flavor makes the most of the nose and then some. Coffee, vanilla, licorice, anise, sweet European yeast, and alcohol abound. This is quite tasty and warming. Not subtle but not bold either, just well balanced and enjoyable.

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Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 56.4% out of 100 with 1,271 ratings
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